sponsored by japan design foundation [jdf]
this competition is held with the cooperation and endorsement of the following organizations:
international council of graphic design associations [icograda] international council of societies of industrial design [icsid] international federation of interior architects/interior designers [ifi]
at the previous ten international design competitions held biennially between 1983 and 2001, the objective was mainly to suggest visions and messages concerning the future of humankind.
henceforth, jdf will promote the competition by focusing primarily on solutions to contemporary and social issues, bridging design and business, in line with the basic concept of “design for every being. in this context, jdf will hold the international design business exchange conference in october 2003, and open it to the public, during the last phase of screening, in order to create business opportunities by using design entries as resources, and to foster greater awareness of design values. at the conference, finalists will be invited to present their design works to both jurors and the audience, who will be invited from industry, design services, academia and consumer groups, as well as the municipal government.
industrialized society in the 20th century has brought us physical richness. however, the mass-
production, mass-consumption and mass-disposal that came with it have caused various problems that menace earth’s environment. on the other hand, consumers themselves have been enjoying many goods and services, but they are not necessarily satisfied with current consumption and do not think that they can continue it forever. now is the time to rethink the meaning of the consumption that led the economy in the 20th century, and present to consumer realistic ideas from a new point of view to solve environmental issues and consumption problems at the same time.
henceforth it will be required to provide high-quality goods or services that offer wide selection, accelerating to shift the life
tapani hyvönen, finland, industrial designer
ikuo nishioka, japan, venture capitalist
naoto fukasawa, japan, product designer
ken miki, japan, graphic designer
seiji wada, japan, product designer
judges for final review will include three from japan and three from overseas. the names of judges will be announced on jdf’s web site as soon as they are decided.
åñtechnical advisors, consultants and other specialists will be appointed to support judges regarding evaluation in techniques, intellectual property rights and business aspects, as necessary.
grand prize [prime minister’s prize] 1: $20,000
gold prize [minister of economy, trade and industry prize] 1: $10,000
silver prize [governor of osaka prefecture prize] 1: $5,000
silver prize [mayor of osaka prize] 1: $5,000
bronze prize [chairman of japan design foundationprize] 1: $3,000
honorable mention: awarded to limited number of entries. memento
the commendation ceremony will be held in osaka immediately after the final review in the latter half of october 2003.
for further information on application process
please contact jdf international design competition osaka 2003 secretariat by mail, fax or e- mail. no telephone inquiries.
mail address: 3-1-800, umeda 1-chome, kita-ku, osaka 530-0001, japan
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